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Plays Pleasant: Arms and the Man/Candida/the Man of Destiny/You Never Can Tell
By Bernard Shaw, Dan H. Laurence (editor) and W. J. McCormack (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date August 1, 2003
Pages 336
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140437942
ISBN-10 0140437940
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: One of Bernard Shaw’s most glittering comedies, Arms and the Man is a burlesque of Victorian attitudes to heroism, war and empire. In the contrast between Bluntschli, the mercenary soldier, and the brave leader, Sergius, the true nature of valour is revealed. Shaw mocks deluded idealism in Candida, when a young poet becomes infatuated with the wife of a Socialist preacher. The Man of Destiny is a witty war of words between Napoleon and a ‘strange lady’, while in the exuberant farce You Never Can Tell a divided family is reunited by chance. Although Shaw intended Plays Pleasant to be gentler comedies than those in their companion volume, Plays Unpleasant, their prophetic satire is sharp and provocative.

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9780140437942 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.00
About: One of Bernard Shaw’s most glittering comedies, Arms and the Man is a burlesque of Victorian attitudes to heroism, war and empire.

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